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South View Cottage

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Sykes rating

  • 5 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Electric vehicle charging
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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19 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely little cottage in Sleights which has recently been refurbished."

    There is a nice walk into Whitby through the fields and catch the train back to within 50m of the property. (One comment, we are bird lovers BUT a sparrow and pigeons have roosted in a bush just outside the main bedroom window. EVERY day we were woken at 4:30am by incessant cheeping.......!! )

    Reviewed by Darren5.0Apr 2024

  • "Lovely property in perfect location, peaceful but not far from the beautiful Whitby."

    We enjoyed our stay at south view cottage plenty of home comforts but found the sofas could do with a upgrade. Also perhaps a light on the steps going down to garden, our dog Lily loved to be in the garden but once it went dark we couldn’t see where she was. Also need a blind in bathroom as felt a little on show with the light on

    Reviewed by Karen4.7Sep 2023

  • "Felt like home."

    Would definitely use this place again.

    Reviewed by Ryan5.0Sep 2023

  • "What a lovely cottage!"

    Spent a week here with our 2 teenage children and our dog. The cottage was superb, spotlessly clean, very well equipped and extremely comfortable. The garden was also lovely and very secure and our dog really enjoyed pottering around in it. We have a BMW X5 and had no problems parking it at the cottage. Highly recommend visiting the North Yorks Moors steam railway, Eden Camp, Robin Hoods Bay. Eating out the Seaview Restaurant at Saltburn, the Witching Post at Egton and the village fish and chips were all gorgeous! The little train station was also a big bonus to get into Whitby without trying to park and the Salmon Leap hotel across the road was great for an early evening drink.

    Reviewed by Justine5.0Aug 2023

  • "We had a lovely stay at South View."

    The cottage was roomy, comfortable and clean. The beds were really comfy with lovely linen and towels. The bag of treats was much appreciated. We enjoyed them when relaxing in the evening after being out and about. One small thing....would have liked hooks on the back of the bathroom and bedroom doors for hanging our large bath towels. We were 4 adults and a baby and space in bathroom and bedrooms was tight and we ended up putting our towels over the bed ends during the day. We loved the garden and the village of Sleights which was a pleasant, friendly village with a great fish and chip shop, butcher and baker. Thank you for a lovely stay.

    Reviewed by Fiona5.0Jul 2023

  • "Lovely, homely cottage."

    Had everything we needed. Well maintained garden. Beautiful part of East Yorkshire. Lots of places and beaches to explore, including dog friendly beaches.

    Reviewed by Evelyn5.0Jun 2023

  • "A lovely weeks stay in a very comfortable home."

    It has everything you need and a lovely garden that’s well tended but be aware it is at the bottom of quite a steep run of steps. We were really close to Whitby and lovely beaches for walking Rosie ( my cockapoo ) The parking for one car is fine but takes a bit of negotiating till you do get used to it. Having said that if you have a problem there is a little car park at the bottom of the road. All in all a lovely holiday.

    Reviewed by Ann5.0Apr 2023

  • "Very nice house could have stayed a month."

    Quiet area. Convenient for buses and the train if you don’t want to use the car. Nice shops in the village.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Apr 2023

  • "We had a fantastic stay at South View Cottage."

    The property was brilliant and ticket all the boxes for us. Clean, comfortable, wonderful garden. The welcome pack was a lovely touch and we enjoyed the sweet treats after our days out walking. We will definitely return to South View Cottage. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Alasdair5.0Oct 2022

  • "We had a lovely stay in the house, everything we wanted."

    The location is great for exploring the area. It is peaceful and the view from the rear of the house is fabulous. Just one thing to note was the back garden whilst pretty secure did have a couple of areas that our dog would have got through, although didn’t cause us an issue.

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Aug 2022

  • "We loved the cottage, it was gorgeous."

    The only negative I would mention is that the lowest temperature setting of the shower was still very hot so not ideal for the summertime! Everything else was perfect and the location of the cottage was great. The welcome bag of goodies was a nice touch too, thank you!

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Jul 2022

  • "South View is a lovely clean well presented cottage freshly decorated with a pleasant sunny private garden which is nice to have your breakfast out side."

    The parking is tight but we managed with a Discovery, the hedge just needs keeping trimmed. Sleights is a very nice Village which handy for driving out to Whitby and the Moors ( you can soon be where you want to be). My only criticism would be the beds are not the most comfy, we have stayed in two or three sykes managed cottages now and this has been the case, i know mattresses are not cheap but if you are going away to rest and re charge you need good sleep. ( so maybe advise all property owners) We are happy to recommend this cottage to others it worked for us and a young family.

    Reviewed by M4.4Jul 2022

  • "The cottage itself was extremely clean and comfortable, with all the appliances one would expect."

    The garden was the perfect space and ideal for our dog Rosie - totally secure. We were most appreciative of the bag of goodies. Our only negative would be the absence of an information booklet and a guest comment book. Recommendations for local attractions and pubs and restaurants would have been helpful. As a result we had no idea of which bin should have been put out on which day. It should also be said that a bigger car than our VW Golf would have been difficult to park close up to the property.

    Thank you for such positive feedback. We have become used to the parking over the years but some guests do find it a tight spot. The bins are sorted by ourselves and our gardener helps too. We should place a calender in the utility room with dates for which bin to go out on alternate Tuesdays to help our guests where needed. With regard to a house manual there was one in the past and we have let it slip. This may be a good time to reinstate the information folder. Property Owner

    Reviewed by John5.0Jun 2022

  • "South View Cottage is a great place to stay in the Whitby area."

    The house was clean, beds comfortable and the central heating worked well. It has a modern smart TV, good WiFi and the shower was first rate. It's in a good location to get to Whitby and surrounding coast. The garden was pleasant. The parking outside the house was a bit of a challenge with our big car, but there is a public car park a stones throw away. There is an EV charger that we would have used for our hybrid car, but it had not been commissioned. If EV charging is essential to you, check beforehand. In summary, a well equipped house that we would happily stay at again.

    Thanks Stephen for raising the issue regarding the EV charger, which has now been resolved for future guests. Glad you enjoyed your stay with us. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Stephen4.7May 2022

  • "Very comfortable stay."

    High standard of decor and cleanliness. Would have no trouble recommending and would definitely return. Many thanks for a great stay.

    It's good to hear you enjoyed staying at South View. Our new cleaner is doing a great job and your early season feedback is very encouraging. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Edward5.0Apr 2022

  • "Cottage was dirty (eg dust under beds and on skirting boards; rugs covered in pet hairs)."

    Soft furnishings shabby and grubby. No cleaning fluid was left except washing up liquid, so we had nothing to clean stubborn stains or the oven. Broken light in utility room has still not been fixed (see earlier comment). The bathroom and kitchen were fine but the other rooms need bringing up to standard. Parking very awkward - we used the little public car park nearby. Good bus services however, and Sleights is a good village to stay.

    Your feedback is appreciated and it is clear the cottage did not meet your expectations. For next season the sofas are being replaced along with new cushions. A new cleaning service will be in place for 2022 in order to ensure all areas of the cottage are cleaned to a consistently high standard. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Georgina1.9Sep 2021

  • "Our third stay at this property in the last four years and always an enjoyable experience."

    However, there are a few points which warrant attention - the light in the utility room did not work, we could not find the butter dish if in fact there is one, the small rug in the second bedroom looks dirty and should be replaced, the hairy cushions on the main settee are horrible and the cushion seats on the main settee gradually slipped forward during an evening's tv viewing prompting the question of should the settee be replaced?

    Glad you enjoyed the cottage. We have now changed all the items you raise in your helpful feedback. It's been a difficult couple of years to keep up to everything. New sofas arrive in January so no more slipping and sliding! Look forward to having you stay again next time you're in the area. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Brian4.1Aug 2021

  • "Stayed in this wonderful cottage for a week in July."

    It was spotless, very comfortable and in a fantastic location. The enclosed rear garden was perfect for us as we had our four month old puppy with us who was able to roam free. We will most definitely be booking this cottage again in the future.

    So pleased you enjoyed our cottage. The garden is a proper sun trap and we love the privacy and views, while our little dog plays too. Hopefully, you'll like the changes we're making to the lounge (i.e. new furniture) should you decide to rebook in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Suzanne5.0Jul 2021

  • "We arrived at our scheduled time of 4pm and we were met by the housekeepers."

    They apologised and asked for an extra 30 minutes. They explained they were running a little late due to the extra deep cleaning that they had to do. We said it was no problem and we happily waited in the pub The Salmon Leap which was literally on our doorsrep. We waited for the housekeeper to leave and entered the cottage. They certainly did give it a deep clean. It was thoroughly spotless and dust free. The cottage had everything we needed for a weeks stay. Perfect location. It was only 8 minutes on the train into Whitby and the train station is also on the door step. The back garden is beautiful and well kept. There were two gardeners that came during the week and spent 30 minutes tending to the beautiful mature trees and plants. Also the gardner put the bins out for the bin men. I would highly recommend South View Cottage

    Reviewed by Julie4.7Aug 2020

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  • Three bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin and 1 x single. First floor bathroom with bath, separate shower, basin and WC. Ground floor cloakroom. Kitchen. Utility. Dining room with gas stove. Sitting room with woodburning stove.
  • Oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, TV, DVD, WiFi. Selection of books/DVDs. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Cot, highchair and stairgate available. Private parking to the front of the cottage for one car and additional on-street parking nearby. An EV charging point is also available at the property. South-facing garden with lawn, established borders, trees, a terrace and BBQ with seating. One well-behaved pet welcome. Shops, pub 10 mins’ walk
  • Whitby 3 miles.

The property

South View Cottage is a superb, detached house in Sleights village, nestled between the splendid Yorkshire coastline and the equally stunning North York Moors – both easily accessible being only a short drive away. This property is ideal for those seeking a comfortable and spacious base from which to explore beautiful North Yorkshire.

Relax in the lovely south-facing gardens with friends and family.

Take in the wonderful countryside and enjoy life in this pretty coastal village - Sleights boasts two inns, traditional butchers, bakers, grocers, hairdressers, antiques emporium, church and fish and chip shop. It is a delightful place to unwind and refresh. An entrance porch leads to the excellent kitchen with granite work surfaces and gorgeous limestone flooring, there’s everything you’ll need here to rustle up a family meal.

The adjacent dining room with cast iron gas stove, polished wood floors and garden view, is a charming place to enjoy good food and conversation.

Retire to the comfortable sitting room where a woodburning stove provides real cosiness in the cooler months, especially after a bracing coastal walk! A utility room and separate cloakroom complete the ground floor. On the first floor, the bedrooms again feature polished wood floors and comprise, a charming double bedroom with delightful long distance views of the nearby hamlet of Iburndale and the North Yorkshire Moors, a lovely twin bedroom and a single bedroom.

The bathroom includes a bath and an impressively spacious walk-in power shower – delightfully invigorating, at any time. Step outside to discover the splendid ‘south view’, the property’s namesake: a south-facing garden, with lawn, established borders, trees, a terrace and BBQ with seating.

What could be nicer than a night-cap as you watch the stars appear in the clear Yorkshire night skies. Nearby, Whitby awaits.

Offering a beautiful blend of old world charm, seaside fun and fascinating maritime history – it’s easy to see why visitors return year after year, captivated by sights such as the iconic Abbey, St Mary’s Church, gorgeous sandy beaches, old town and thriving harbour.

Whitby is also known for some pretty amazing gastronomy. The cottage is perfectly situated for moorland walking.

Or further afield, the market towns of Helmsley and Pickering make a pleasant day trip, the latter accessible by steam train from Whitby or Grosmont. Whatever you choose to do, a holiday at South View Cottage is sure to leave you feeling refreshed.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £150.

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About the location


Robin Hood's Bay 5.5 miles; Scarborough 19.3 miles; Pickering 23 miles; Guisborough 21.5 miles.

The seaside town and port of Whitby lies at the mouth of the River Esk in the Scarborough district of North Yorkshire. Ideally situated for exploring this beautiful part of Yorkshire, the local area hosts an abundance of activity so you can be sure to get the best out of both the countryside and the coast. From the nearby North York Moors to its Blue Flag beaches, there's something here for every interest and time of year. Amongst its many attractions, Whitby holds a charming atmosphere, home to winding streets and hidden alleys, where you can find a wide selection of eateries and shops scattered amongst them. Take a trip to the picturesque harbour and lighthouse to watch the sun set, or get involved in some whale watching or a coastal cruise to watch the creatures up close. Climb the famous 199 steps to the Whitby Abbey to immerse yourself with history, or visit the Captain Cook Memorial Museum presenting historical and ethnographic exhibition about Cook himself. Hosting an abundance of leisure facilities, opportunities to explore the natural lands, and plenty of coastal delights, Whitby offers something for everyone. Close to the Robin Hood's Bay full of heritage wonders and scenic spots, and in reach of the bustling towns of Scarborough and Middlesbrough, Whitby is a prime location for exploring all of the delights that Yorkshire has to offer.

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Private parking is to the front of the cottage for one car and additional on-street parking nearby.
There is an EV charge point at this property an app needs to be downloaded by customer instructions for use are in the property

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